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Morgan Freeman Dead Hoax Prompts Response From Actor’s Rep, Fools Countless People On The Internet

Morgan Freeman Dead Hoax Prompts Response From Actor's Rep, Fools Countless People

Morgan Freeman is not dead, no matter what you read on Facebook, but the rumor of his demise gained so much steam that it prompted representatives for the actor to reiterate that he is in fact among the living.

“Morgan is alive and well, and joins the long list of actors who have been victimized by this hoax,” a rep for Freeman told E! News.

The rumor that Morgan Freeman was dead started late last week on Facebook when someone made a memorial page that said the actor had passed away.

Those who read the “About” page for the “R.I.P. Morgan Freeman” page were given a believable account of his passing:

“At about 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, our beloved actor Morgan Freeman passed away due to a artery rupture. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”

Apparently many of them didn’t check their sources or wonder why the death of one of the most beloved actors of a generation wouldn’t register with any major news outlets.

A lot of people were fooled along the way, the Clarion Ledger reported. The Morgan Freeman memorial page had close to 850,000 “likes” before people wised up and realized it was all a fake.

The Morgan Freeman dead hoax also made it out of Facebook and onto other corners of the internet, most notably Twitter. Many people were angry when they found out that it was all made up, the Clarion Ledger reported.

“I was so saddened by the news that Morgan Freeman had passed, Thank God it is not true … Shame on you whoever started that rumor. Quit saying these awful things,” said one Web site commenter.

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36 Responses to “Morgan Freeman Dead Hoax Prompts Response From Actor’s Rep, Fools Countless People On The Internet”

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  2. Andy Boubel

    Lol and I was getting ready for the three thing wondering who was gonna be the next famous person to die. Thank God he's not gone…love the guy!

  3. Jason Goodman

    Yeah i was all like Fuck no he ain't dead i would have known immediately..Morgan Mother Tucking Freeman is the Shit…watching se7en

  4. Stacey M. Henry

    The funny thing about this is, is this weekend I saw a guy that looked JUST LIKE Morgan Freeman and when I told the guy, he was like, 'that is really disrespectful.' I told Matt and was like Why is that disrespectful, I love Morgan Freeman?? and Matt said, Maybe because he is dead Stacey. I was mortified and sad for 5 secs b/f I googled it. LMAO

  5. Destiny Starr Zurlinden

    People are so stupid! what, just to get friends on a page! its Facebook not reality. i seen it and was so sad he is a great actor! people really don't have anything better to do then make a fake fb of something that has nothing to do with them! Probably someone sitting on welfare getting paid by the hard worker of the US! so sad!

  6. James Greene

    What's even more sick than them "faking" his death is how many people bouth into it without question… NOW I understand how Obama got elected.

  7. Joe Askew

    Over 925, 000 likes and over a quarter million comments……sick joke people!!!!!

  8. Alex Lou

    “I was so saddened by the news that Morgan Freeman had passed, Thank God it is not true … Shame on you whoever started that rumor. Quit saying these awful things.”.

    Shame on YOU for believing everything you read without a second though. Quit being so gullible.

  9. Wolf Tracker

    ……Well folks if you like Jimi Hendrix he is not dead, he is Morgan Freeman, the Ear Biometrics are a perfect Match! Goto: WELLAWARE1.COM by Ed Chiarini he is on Facebook too – Over 2,000 people, Revealed and Exposed! Kermit Roosevelt played 'Hitler' and 'Walt Disney'……. Bush Family? just another Roosevelt…. Kennedy is a Roosevelt too…. JFK is Jimmy Carter.